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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 05-21-22, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Not just here.

From group text with long-time non-cyclist friends:


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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Note to self - avoid eastern Tennesse on May 22. The crowds will be maddening.
So you'll want to be Far From them, then.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I have great news for you and any other nearby East Coasters.


A three hour community band concert? Good grief.
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NPAOTD


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NPAOTD


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I'm not looking at the car
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Old 05-21-22, 12:45 PM
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A three hour community band concert? Good grief.
Gotta allow for the 30 intermission and 45 minute multiple encores.
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Old 05-21-22, 12:58 PM
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I decided it was time to wash the Dodge, which I acquired 8 years ago this week. It was covered in little yellow spots, which I presume are some kind of bird s**t. Getting those scrubbed off was a chore, let me tell you! Then, since I hadn't waxed it since at least last fall, I did that. While the wax was drying, I decided to wash the Canyon, before I take it to my LBS, so he can replace the stupid pressfit BB that sounds like an coke-fueled granny in an old rocking chair. Then I thought I should do th Litespeed. As I was stripping off the pump and saddlebag, I discovered a line of salt deposited on the underside of the top tube. Yeesh. Apparently the "Old Men Don't Sweat" thing hasn't hit me yet. And that was only 150 miles worth!

Last night's ride was fun. Fastest trip on the 25 mile TT route with the Litespeed. I did the same ride on Wednesday, and it was a lot harder, for some reason. I had raised the bars about a cm, having discovered that they were about that much lower than the other bikes. It might, or might not have made a difference. Hard to say. Still, it was fun pushing the HR up into the high 160s a couple times, just for s**ts and giggles. Overall, the Litespeed is turning out exactly as I'd hoped - comfy, reasonably fast, good looking. And with the R8000 Ultegra, it shifts like thought - a quiet clikclik, and it's in the gear I want. Now all the other bikes are getting jealous!
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Note to self - avoid eastern Tennesse on May 22. The crowds will be maddening.
It’s like the director mailed it in for this concert.


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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
A three hour community band concert? Good grief.
That would be for the audience, but sadly no. More like one hour (10 songs).
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It’s quite hot out today.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
So you'll want to be Far From them, then.
At least 875 miles from Knoxville.
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NPAOTD


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What's in front of the Mac?
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Old 05-21-22, 01:37 PM
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It’s quite hot out today.
40° Proper again.
We spent the afternoon working in the cement pond so, except for a little sunburn on the shoulder, it has passed pleasantly.
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Old 05-21-22, 01:42 PM
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Bit did you pre hydrate?
Not really, unless you count my morning French Press coffee.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
Happy anniversary Mojo. Maybe you'll get lucky.
Maybe once maybe twice
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It’s quite hot out today.
Steamy here as well.
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Not here.
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It was friggin' brisk this morning - it was a long sleeves, vest, knee warmers, gaiter and gloves kind of ride. I thought that I was done with that kind of **** for a while, but I guess that I was mistaken.
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Pre-hydration completed. Time to ride.
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Steamy snakey here as well.


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It was nice here today, cloudy and in the 60s with a little sun at times. I went with a club ride of about 15 riders. Got to see some friends I haven't seen much of lately and got dropped when the first climb came. A friend who hasn't been riding much was there and wanted to skip one of the bigger climbs and go to the break and wait for the group, so we did that and he bought me lunch.
After the group got there and had snacks we started back and they added a small loop with a bit of extra climbing. At that point I was near the front and didn't notice my friend who bought me lunch had gone off on his own to avoid the extra, so I felt like a jerk.
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What's in front of the Mac?
Two more McLarens and a Ferrari.
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72 miles today 3k of climbing. 30 minute delay of game for a thunder storm. Cold front after the storm. I am a hurting unit. Going to try the Northville ride tomorrow. If I can get out of bed.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
reminds me of the pop classic number.
https://youtu.be/FgQzb9ItFhE
If you need more anniversary in your anniversary song, they must sing it 100 times or so
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I'm not looking at the car

I can’t figure out that dudes shirt either.
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